The architect who altered the first Richard III stone on Bow Bridge, Leicester….

Victorian William Flint was a Leicester architect who “…had a hand in many other projects, including significant alterations to New Walk Museum, St Mary de Castro Church and the first Richard III stone on Bow Bridge…” Now there is a book all about him by Mark Mitchley. To read more, go to this article.  

Richard III’s portrait is on the move….

From 8 June – 22 September 2019, Richard’s NPG portrait is on its travels to the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. If you wander around the NPG site, you’ll find more about their portraits of Richard. Twenty-six in all. But you’ll also find the following: “Richard III was the last Yorkist king of England.… Continue reading Richard III’s portrait is on the move….

Cardinal Wolsey’s “angels” to go on display….

“Sculptures of angels designed for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and then lost for hundreds of years will go on display next week. “The Wolsey Angels will be exhibited at New Walk Museum from Saturday, April 28, as part of a touring exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.” This link also contains… Continue reading Cardinal Wolsey’s “angels” to go on display….

The architects who have refurbished the great hall at Leicester Castle….

An architects practice has celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Leicester office with a VIP tour of one of their latest projects in the city – the restoration and refurbishment of the Great Hall of Leicester Castle. Its city office is in De Montfort Street. The firm’s roots go back more than 30 years, and… Continue reading The architects who have refurbished the great hall at Leicester Castle….